Event content type

What should you use the Event content type for?

The Event content type page allows you to create individual events that your SiteFarm site will then organize into an automated listing. Events that have expired will be removed automatically from your live site. 

  • Title* - mandatory, used for the event listing.
  • Primary image - optional, this is used in both the event's page as well as in the main event listing.
  • Event Date* - This is a combination of date and time. The time format may need to be in a 24 hour format in some browsers like Firefox or Safari. So 01:00 PM would be 13:00. The actual display to visitors on the site will be in a US standard 12 hour format such as mm-dd-yyyy 1pm.
  • Location - field for a location, especially a building on campus
  • Link to a map
    • URL - either to a map location online
    • Link text - the text provided will have the URL embedded, making the text clickable.
  • Body (Edit Summary)
    • The summary, if used, will display your preferred text as opposed to a preset number of characters or fields set by the system.
  • Documents - files related to your event can be uploaded and attached.
  • Person reference - individual person pages that already exist can be attached, allowing you profile speakers or guests at your events.

Event Date Configurations

Entering your dates and times can be a little tricky if your event spans many days or even crosses from one year to the next. Here's some suggestions for how you might consider entering in your information to get the output that works best for you.

Single Day

Single Day - start time
Entered: November 24, 2020 - 1:00pm - November 24, 2020 - 1:00pm
Visible output: Tue, Nov 24, 2020 - 1:00pm

Single Day - start and end time
Entered: November 24, 2020 - 1:00pm - November 24, 2020 - 4:00pm
Visible output: Tue, Nov 24, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Multi Day

Multi Day - start time
Entered: November 24, 2020 - 1:00pm - November 26, 2020 - 1:00pm
Visible output: Nov 24-26, 2020 - 1:00pm

Multi Day - start and end time
Entered: November 24, 2020 - 1:00pm - November 26, 2020 - 4:00pm
Visible output: Nov 24-26, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Multi Day & Month

Multi Day & Month - start time
Entered: November 24, 2020 - 1:00pm - December 1, 2020 - 1:00pm
Visible output: Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2020 - 1:00pm

Multi Day & Month - start and end time
Entered: November 24, 2020 - 1:00pm - December 1, 2020 - 4:00pm
Visible output: Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Multi Day, Month, & Year

Multi Day, Month, & Year - start time
Entered: December 30, 2020 - 1:00pm - January 2, 2021 - 1:00pm
Visible output: Dec 30, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021 - 1:00pm

Multi Day, Month, & Year - start and end time
Entered: December 30, 2020 - 1:00pm - January 2, 2021 - 4:00pm
Visible output: Dec 30, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

 

Example of an Event entry

Event example

Example of an Event listing

Events upcoming list